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Luxury architect-designed villa with pool & amazing sea and mountain views



Updated: 13-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

5-bed luxury villa (sleeps 12), private pool, terraces, garden

Completed in September 2011, this unique architect-designed 3-level villa lies on the peaceful upper slopes of the Penzance estate. The open-plan 100m2 living space is situated on the top floor to take advantage of the breathtaking all-round sea and mountain views, and benefits from a large entertaining terrace overlooking the beach, and a second breakfast terrace with mountain views. A second TV lounge adjoins the pool terrace which is sheltered from the sea breeze and equipped with a gas braai and 12-seater dining table. A lift links the fully-equipped kitchen to the pool terrace. The five bedrooms sleep a maximum of 12 and all have terraces with views.

The villa is fully air-conditioned and has an integrated sound system throughout. Wireless broadband and satellite DSTV is included and the library/study area has a printer/scanner. A separate staff wing accommodates a resident housekeeper and laundry.

Note that Google Streetview pictures were taken before house built.

Bedroom Details: The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and has a dressing room, en suite bathroom and a wet-room shower with high-level windows to admire the mountain views whilst showering. A large sea-facing terrace is equipped with a breakfast table for two.

The second bedroom has a queen-size double bed with en suite bathroom with separate shower. The garden-facing large terrace is equipped with a breakfast table for two.

A third bedroom has a double bed and the fourth bedroom two single beds. The bedroom share a large terrace leading out into the garden.

A fifth bedroom has two sets of bunk beds to sleep four children.

All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned.

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About the Owner

Alex Mitcheson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Russian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


The house was perfect for our family holiday. We enjoyed it very much. All was working

  • 5 of 5

The overall view in the house is amazing, the garden, the pool and the terraces are beautiful. Hout Bay is a perfect town to stay. We would like to come back soon !!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ein wunderbares Haus

  • 5 of 5

Am Ende unserer Rundreise hatten wird das Haus für 5 Nächte gemietet. Wir waren total überrascht, wie schön und geräumig das Haus war. Ein toller Pool vervollständigte die Überraschung. Alles war vorhanden, was man evtl. auch für eigene Kochkünste nutzen kann. Wir haben auch den tollen Gasgrill ausgiebig genutzt. Die herrliche Aussicht über die Bucht von Hout Bay war zu jeder Tageszeit ein Genuss. Diese Unterkunft ist jedem zu empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Living the Millionaires Life

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous villa with a real wow factor. Easy communications from start to finish. Our welcome was warm and very professional. The villa itself is amazing and very safe. Electronic gate and garage door is very convenient and operated remotely. The Villa is very modern with every possible mod con including coffee maker, central music system playing music in ever room (volume controls in each room), Dumb Waiter to carry the shopping onto first floor kitchen, Rain shower, fantastic BBQ area, pool etc etc. Everything was spotless and in perfect condition. The gardens are gorgeous and a real credit to the gardener, (sorry forgotten his name). The pool was the only disappointment as it stated heated but turned out that there was a problem which was to be fixed. We were lucky with the warm weather so a cold pool was quite welcome! Couldn't recommend Hout Bay Villa enough, so quiet but yet very convenient to Cape Town, Camps Bay, The Cape etc. We also enjoyed Hout Bay with the beautiful bay, harbour, bars and shops. God willing we hope to stay again. thank you Alex and Cheryl.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cape Town International (CPT) at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Steenberg or Westlake at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Kitima at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Hout Bay beach at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Hout Bay is the hidden gem of Cape Town. A picturesque seaside village surrounded by stunning national park mountains and only accessible via three breathtaking mountain passes yet only 20 minutes from the city centre and all its attractions, such as Table mountain, the Robben Island ferry, and V&A Waterfront. The village offers full shopping facilities, numerous cafés and restaurants, a huge white sand beach offering a full range of aquatic sports, Africa's largest bird sanctuary, glass-bottomed boat trips to Seal Island and the new acclaimed harbour market. The world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens with its summer outdoor concerts is a mere ten minute drive as is the Constantia wine land route. Incredible mountain hiking trails are on the doorstep. The unforgettable cliff-hugging Chapman's Peak drive leads down to the Cape of Good Hope.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak Season
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
16 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Updated: 13-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 Child Bed, bunk beds


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Luxury bed and bath linen is provided for 12 people as well as beach/pool towels. A resident housekeeper takes care of all laundry and can provide additional services such as child-minding or assistance with shopping by negotiation.